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Horton Road Bridge

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Beautiful location

Photo taken by Janis Ford 9/27/2008

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BH Photo #216755

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Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Conneaut Creek on Horton Road (TH 429A)
Location
Ashtabula County, Ohio
Status
Closed June 17, 2009
History
Built 1899 by the King Bridge Co.
Builder
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 122.1 ft.
Total length: 128.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 17.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.88833, -80.60333   (decimal degrees)
41°53'18" N, 80°36'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/532908/4637454 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Conneaut
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
200
Inventory numbers
ODOT 432644 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 27250 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 11.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

19th Century (6,820)
Ashtabula County, Ohio (101)
Built 1899 (358)
Built during 1890s (2,717)
Closed (2,560)
Conneaut Creek (10)
King Bridge Co. (325)
Ohio (3,102)
One-lane traffic (7,535)
Owned by county (19,907)
Pratt through truss (4,933)
Pratt truss (8,623)
Skewed (4,817)
Span length 100-125 feet (4,214)
Through truss (13,905)
Total length 125-175 feet (5,638)
Truss (31,052)

Update Log 

  • July 31, 2013: New photo from Janis Ford

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Comments 

Horton Road Bridge
Posted December 29, 2018, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Obviously it doesn't appear they are in much of a hurry to replace it. Looking at the satellite view it would be easy to straighten the road a bit and leave it in place! I'm just concerned they will scrap it and build a God awful modern covered bridge in it's place!

Horton Road Bridge
Posted December 29, 2018, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

For what it's worth:

"Ashtabula County commissioners, acting upon the recommendation of County Engineer Tim Martin, voted Tuesday to close the Horton Road bridge over Conneaut Creek.

...

Martin said the bridge will remain in place until the funding is available to remove it and build a new structure. As for preserving the existing bridge, Martin said the State Historic Preservation Office will review the county’s request to remove the bridge when the time comes. His preference would be to replace the bridge with a structure that could accommodate snowplows and safety forces’ vehicles, and perhaps use the steel structure in one of the county’s parks."

Not sure if the guy's still working for the county, but if the bridge ultimately has to go, at least thinking about re-using it elsewhere has to count for something...

Horton Road Bridge
Posted December 29, 2018, by Andy Pochatko (pochatko1 [at] aol [dot] com)